Play & Explore: Reno, NV

Expertise Provided By: Jeanne Lauf Walpole

Best Attractions

Animal Ark

Exciting adventure for the whole family, Animal Ark houses wild disabled and orphaned animals in a natural setting just north of Reno. See and learn about Arctic foxes, snow leopards, bears, bobcats wolves, and more. Ask about adoptions.

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

Variety of water slides and swimming lagoons for all ages. Miniature golf, bowling, a rollercoaster and go-kart racing too. Across the road from Legends at Sparks Marina, which offers shopping and other water sports.

National Auto Museum

The history of the automobile and its role in society is celebrated at the largest collection of cars in the Western Hemisphere. Every make and model is displayed in authentic street scenes. Check out cars formerly owned by Elvis, John Wayne, James Dean, and other celebrities.

Nevada Museum of Art

Centerpiece of the burgeoning arts district in downtown Reno, and the only accredited fine-arts museum in the state. The award winning building, a work of art itself, houses an eclectic permanent collection along with visiting exhibits from around the world.

Best Entertainment

Reno Aces

Housed in their new $50-million state-of-the-art stadium in downtown Reno, the AAA franchise of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been a phenomenal success since their startup in 2009. Consistently playing to large crowds, the team has won the heart of the community with its participation and involvement in many local activities.

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